Prospective Students

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Consider PreMBA Status

Want to get started quickly, but don't have time to take the GMAT or GRE before the admission deadline? Or do you want to try out the program before applying for full admission? You can apply for PreMBA status.

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Download the Application Checklist for instructions on submitting your application documents.

Full Admission

Admissions decisions are based on an assessment of:

  1. Professional post-baccalaureate work experience (a minimum of 18 months)
  2. Entrance exam results (view exam details)
  3. Past and present academic performance (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  4. Completed PMBA application (including essay)

PreMBA Status

Approval decisions are based on an assessment of:

  1. Professional post-baccalaureate work experience (a minimum of 18 months)
  2. Past and present academic performance (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for review)
  3. Completed Professional MBA PreMBA application

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round for admission in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. However, we recommend you submit all materials by the following deadlines:

Application Deadlines for PreMBA Status

Session I
Summer 2016
Session II
Summer 2016
Fall
2016
Spring
2017
May 9, 2016 June 6, 2016 August 8, 2016 January 6, 2017

Application Deadlines for Full Admission

In order to ensure an admission decision; apply before the following deadlines:

Session I
Summer 2016
Session II
Summer 2016
Fall
2016
Spring
2017
April 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 July 30, 2016 December 30, 2016

Please allow up to two weeks for processing and review after all documents are received. You will be notified via email once an admission decision is made.

If you have any questions about applying for admission, contact us via email at professional-mba@uiowa.edu or by phone at 800-MBA-IOWA (800-622-4692).

Course Registration

You will receive more information about how to register once you are admitted to the program or approved for PreMBA status.

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FAQ

I want to begin classes next semester but don't have enough time to complete the full application process. You may want to consider beginning as a PreMBA student.

Do I need to submit all the application materials in together? The application portal will allow you to save and upload documents at a later time if needed. When ready to submit the application, all supporting materials should be uploaded at that time. An application will not be reviewed until all materials are received.

How long should my essay be? Your essay should be about half a page. There is no need to be lengthy; a direct, concise statement is equally effective.

When should I take the entrance exam? If you pursue full admission, the entrance exam (GMAT/GRE) must be taken prior to an admission decision being made. For students in PreMBA status, you can take up to three courses before taking the test. Keep in mind that it can take up to three weeks for us to receive your score.